Manchester United have reportedly prioritised the renewal of Argentine teenage prospect Alejandro Gernacho’s contract at the earliest.
According to a report from transfer insider Dean Jones of Give Me Sport, United are closing on the renewal and as such deals are favourable for the current owners, they will emphasise completing them as soon as possible. The transfer expert said:
"“Yeah I think ones like this, you can go full steam ahead on. It would take a very strong willed owner to go against deals like this anyway.“There are football people within the hierarchy that are tasked with this as their job, and that’s not going to change once the takeover happens.”"
The 18-year-old, though a member of Manchester United’s youth squad, is enjoying his breakthrough season in the first-team ranks. With two goals and two assists in 13 Premier League appearances, the winger is set for a massive role in the next campaign.
Erik Ten Hag has already indicated his faith in Garnacho who has made his presence known this season. Since his appointment as the new manager for The Red Devils, the Dutchman has stressed on the development of young players like Garnacho, Kobee Mainoo and more.
ESPN says that the high-profile youngster will receive a ‘progressive’ salary increase due to his performances and also to wander off any interest from other European clubs who are also keeping close tabs on the player’s condition.
Garnacho’s current contract is the one which he signed back when he joined the academy ranks and it runs till the summer of 2024. United will aim to conclude the proceedings regarding this deal as soon as possible to keep their heads clear before marching onto the next season’s transfer window.
The ongoing takeover drama will have no effect on the contract talks with Garnacho as this is an
internal club matter and considering the player’s association with Man United, he will accept the offer.